Saturday, 19 January 2019

IeSPA to Build eSports Academy in Indonesia

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  • Students attend a class of the eSports and management course at the Sichuan Film and Television University in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China. The curriculum of the course is designed to prepare students for jobs in the growing industry that supports professional esports players who reach the peek of their career in their teenage years. The students study a wide range of subjects from commentating and script writing to event organising and gaming strategy. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

    Students attend a class of the eSports and management course at the Sichuan Film and Television University in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China. The curriculum of the course is designed to prepare students for jobs in the growing industry that supports professional esports players who reach the peek of their career in their teenage years. The students study a wide range of subjects from commentating and script writing to event organising and gaming strategy. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Chairman of the Indonesian eSport Association (IeSPA) Eddy Lim said that his side would build an eSports academy in Indonesia.

    “There is already an international academy. We'll build an academy in Indonesia,” Eddy said after attending the 2019 Asia Pacific Predator League Kick Off in Jakarta, Tuesday, October 30.

    eSport is a term for video game competitions with plural players, generally between professional players. eSport grows rapidly and influences the development of non-technology industries.

    Read: E-Sports Demonstration Event Featured in 2018 Asian Games

    “Because eSport does not only create gamers to be champions. For example, a doctor can supervise the eSport athletes specifically, it is different if you handle it with other athletes, in other sports, the muscles might be examined, but in eSport, it is different. And from food science, eSport athletes have different needs. Maybe the salt should be multiplied instead of focusing on muscles. That’s what we will include in the academy."

    According to Eddy, the growth of eSport in Indonesia is rapid, moreover, it has even competed in the 2018 Asian Games exhibition.

    MOH KHORY ALFARIZI